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  • Sgt Jack
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    Our policy clearly states that officers shall not engage in any high or low speed vehicle pursuits...Of course up until fairly recently our cruisers were all broken down pieces of **** so you wouldn't want to get into a chase anyway...We just got new 05 Explorers this spring but being that they're top heavy I'm not sure how safe they'd be in a chase.. Anyway I'm gonna be a little more selective in the next pd I go to...I getting sick of hearing the "We don't do that here Bull****"....
    Last edited by Sgt Jack; 08-28-2005, 08:29 AM. Reason: typo

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  • campuscop
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    We have the two car rule. We can pursue with up to two units out of our jurisdiction. As soon as a city unit catches up, then one of ours must drop. When two city join, then the primary unit ceases but still follows until the pursuit is terminated.

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  • Tennsix
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    Originally posted by SinePari
    Is there an epidemic of pursuits at universities that we don't here about?
    Often, the news will say: "The police arrested John Doe for kiddie porn" or "The police were involved in a high speed chase". They don't often specify with PD and people assume it is the city PD. That is one reason people don't realize what all we get into.

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  • DeltaCop
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    There sure is:

    The PURSUIT of happiness and a great piece of ***!

    DeltaCop

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  • SinePari
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    Is there an epidemic of pursuits at universities that we don't here about?

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  • davidh304
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    Our Lt's are notorious for breaking off any thing that even remotely sounds like a vehicle pursuit.

    We had a Lt try to break off a foot pursuit once because he didn't realize the cops and bad guys were on foot. A Sgt had to chime up and bring that to his attention. Way to go Lt!


    Basically if you can chase them in a car you probably can shoot them. That's how restrictive it is for the most part.

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  • SkyCop418
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    Here at the airport we may "follow" for veh.that dont stop for violations and may pursue for felony crimes. Same as every department but a little more cautious due to the amount of veh. and pedestrians around the location. Had one on New Years Eve!

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  • Tennsix
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    Spoken with experience and wisdom.

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  • DeltaCop
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    The University that I work at has a pursuit policy that states that pursuit can occur, but if a non-violent felony the pursuit shall terminate at 3 miles from campus. Since we have state-wide authority to follow-up on a crime that occurs on campus, I think the policy is sufficient. I am not a fan of non violent felony pursuits in general because I have been stung by this in the past before I retired from the City P.D.

    I think the bottom line is, no matter who you work for, the employer (The Gov'ment) does not want you to pursue unless under extreme circumstances because of liability and lawsuits. They just don't have the balls to tell us that up-front, so they come up with vague pursuit polcies that are open ended. It's all about the MONEY.

    I know I wont pursue anybody unless it's a violent felony situation, or going to assist a brother Officer.
    It's just not worth it!

    Believe me, the Dept. will let you hang in the wind if you have a wreck and injure somebody in a pursuit over traffic BS. I've seen it happen first hand.

    DeltaCop

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  • ciscokid
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    So far i've been involved in assisting city agency in 2 veh pursuits.

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  • CrymsinSky
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    Originally posted by ciscokid
    Our policy states that we can pursue a vehicle if we reasonable belive a felony has been committed or they are serious danger to others and only 2 campus units can pursue.
    Now I like that...open ended but not. Our policy further restricts that only one vehicle may pursue and another may follow on a parallel course and NEVER directly behind the primary unit. Even if our pursuit policy wasn't so restrictive...I wouldn't pursue without a back-up.

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  • ciscokid
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    Our policy states that we can pursue a vehicle if we reasonable belive a felony has been committed or they are serious danger to others and only 2 campus units can pursue.

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  • jefsmith77
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    I don't think Netopolis is even supposed to be posting in this forum.... Moderator?

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  • Tennsix
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    Originally posted by Delta784
    If someone graduates the academy, has arrest powers, and carries a gun, they're a cop.

    That being said, the only campus PD's in MA that have the authority to enforce motor vehicle law are the various UMass campuses. Many private schools (Boston University, Boston College, Northeastern University, among others) have very professional police departments, their equipment and in-service training kicks the **** out of anything I have. Just because they can't conduct traffic stops, and therefore cannot pursue, doesn't negate the fact that they're cops.
    I agree with that. But Netapolis made sound as though people at his school can only issue parking tickets and have no police authority. If that is the case, they are strictly security

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  • Delta784
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    [QUOTE=Tennsix]The people at your campus aren

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